Anrakuji Temple

Anrakuji Temple

Anrakuji Temple is a Buddhist temple located at Nagano prefecture in Chubu district. The temple is dedicated to Shaka Nyorai ( Buddha Shakamuni ). This temple is famous for Octagonal three-story pagoda designated as a national treasure.

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Name Anrakuji Temple
"安楽寺" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 2361, Bessyoonsen, Ueda-shi, Nagano, Japan
"長野県上田市別所温泉2361" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 30-minute drive from the Ueda-Sugadaira I.C. on the Jyoshin-Etsu Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0268-38-2062

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Amaterasu

Amaterasu (天照), Amaterasu-Omikami (天照大神/天照大御神/天照皇大神) or Ohirume-no-muchi-no-kami (大日孁貴神) is a part of the Japanese myth cycle and also a major deity of the Shinto religion. She is seen as the goddess of the sun, but also of the universe. The name Amaterasu derived from Amateru means "shining in heaven". The meaning of her whole name, Amaterasu-?mikami, is "the great august kami (god) who shines in the heaven". According to the Kojiki and Nihon Shoki in Japanese mythology, the Emperors of Japan are considered to be direct descendants of Amaterasu.

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